[op-tuh-tiv] /ˈɒp tə tɪv/ Grammar
designating or pertaining to a verb mood, as in Greek, that has among its functions the expression of a wish, as Greek íoimen “may we go, we wish we might go.”.
the optative mood.
a verb in the optative mood.
indicating or expressing choice, preference, or wish
(grammar) denoting a mood of verbs in Greek, Sanskrit, etc, expressing a wish
in reference to grammatical mood expressing wish or desire, 1520s, from Middle French optatif (15c.), from Late Latin optativus, from Latin optatus “wished, desired, longed for,” past participle of optare “to choose, wish, desire” (see option).
[opt] /ɒpt/ verb (used without object) 1. to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for). Verb phrases 2. opt out, to decide to leave or withdraw: to opt out of the urban rat race and move to the countryside. /ɒpt/ verb 1. when intr, foll by for. to show preference (for) or choose (to […]
optesthesia op·tes·the·sia (ŏp’tĭs-thē’zhə) n. Visual sensibility to light stimuli.
[op-tik] /ˈɒp tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the eye or sight. 2. . noun 3. the eye. 4. a lens of an instrument. /ˈɒptɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the eye or vision 2. a less common word for optical noun 3. an informal word for eye1 /ˈɒptɪk/ noun 1. (Brit) trademark […]
[op-ti-kuh l] /ˈɒp tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or applying or the principles of optics. 2. constructed to assist sight or to correct defects in vision. 3. of or relating to sight or vision; visual. 4. of or relating to the eye. 5. of or relating to an optician or opticians or to […]